by Patrick Duegaw in New Music on Thursday 7 July 2011

Kansas-based Split Lip Rayfield is part bluegrass, part punk, with a little speed metal mixed in for good measure. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen guitar genius Wayne Gottstine play the mandolin. Actually, scratch that. All you’d see is a blur. An incredible-sounding blur.

Add to this the other guitar master, Eric Mardis, on the banjo, and a brilliant Jeff Eaton on the famous SLR gas tank bass. Throw in clever lyrics and amazing vocal harmonies, and you have the recipe for Just Right.